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Shane Victorino is back in Tuesday's lineup against the Blue Jays.

Victorino took a seat Monday, but he's back in right field on Tuesday. Brock Holt will make the start in center field while Jackie Bradley, Jr. will be on the bench.

Shane Victorino CF/RF BOS 3 Months

Red Sox activated OF Shane Victorino from the 15-day disabled list.

Victorino will bat sixth for the Red Sox in his return to the active roster on Saturday night. He's played in just 21 games this season but finally appears to be past the back and hamstring injuries that have plagued him. Victorino should provide decent fantasy value down the stretch. Mookie Betts was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket in a corresponding roster move.

Shane Victorino CF/RF BOS 3 Months

Shane Victorino (back) could be activated from the disabled list as soon as Saturday.

Victorino played a full nine innings for Triple-A Pawtucket on Thursday and didn't have any issues with his ailing back. The veteran outfielder has had multiple setbacks along the way in his recovery from hamstring and back issues, but it appears he's finally close to rejoining the Red Sox.

Shane Victorino CF/RF BOS 3 Months

Shane Victorino (back, hamstring) will continue his minor league rehab assignment Thursday night with Triple-A Pawtucket.

After multiple setbacks, Victorino has appeared in three minor league rehab games over the past week. The Red Sox likely want to see him play a full game before bringing him back, but it looks like he should finally be able to return shortly after the All-Star break.

Shane Victorino CF/RF BOS 3 Months

Red Sox manager John Farrell indicated Sunday that it's possible Shane Victorino (back) will be activated from the disabled list at the start of the second half.

It seems unlikely, though, given that he's yet to play a full rehab game. Victorino has had multiple setbacks during his rehab assignment, so it's unsafe to expect him to return on any certain day until he's officially activated.

Shane Victorino CF/RF BOS 3 Months

Shane Victorino (back, hamstring) is expected to be reevaluated on Sunday.

Victorino began his minor league rehab assignment on Thursday, and will continue through the weekend before the Red Sox see how he's holding up. There's no clear timetable for his return at the moment, but if all continues to go well he should be able to rejoin the Red Sox shortly after the All-Star break.

Shane Victorino CF/RF BOS 4 Months

Shane Victorino (back, hamstring) has again been pulled off his minor league rehab assignment.

It's the back injury that is still bothering him. Victorino is no longer expected to rejoin the Red Sox before the All-Star break. He's been on the disabled list since late May due to back and hamstring issues.

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Shane Victorino (hamstring, back) will resume a minor league rehab assignment Wednesday with Class A Lowell.

Victorino was shut down from a rehab assignment last month due to a back issue, but he's ready to get back into action. The 33-year-old was originally placed on the DL in late May after he aggravated a hamstring strain.

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Shane Victorino (back) could resume his rehab assignment with Triple-A Pawtucket next week.

Victorino said Monday that the injection he received for his ailing back over the weekend "brought a lot of relief," and the outfielder is nearly ready for game action again. He's been limited to just 21 games this season due to hamstring woes, and, more recently, back soreness. "Vic continues to increase his jogging, running and agility work," said Red Sox manager John Farrell. "I would hope that sometime next week we could begin another rehab assignment for him in games played. This has been a start and stop situation and we're trying to do everything that we can once we restart it, that it continues on."

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Red Sox manager John Farrell said Monday that Shane Victorino (back) was scheduled to "do some light running today and begin to initiate some ground-based work."

"He's been getting work in the weight room the last couple of days," Farrell added. "Some of this inflammation and soreness that he was feeling when we shut him down, that's starting to resolve itself." Victorino got an injection for his back injury over the weekend and said it "brought a lot of relief." There's no timetable for the outfielder's return.